The Isle of Man is in the Irish sea halfway between England and Northern Ireland. The main towns on the island are Douglas and Peel both of which have self-catering hostel accommodation close by. With 40 percent of the island unpopulated, the Isle of Man is the perfect place to have a idyllic rural holiday. With a mountain in the middle and some stunning coast, not to mention a rural tram system the Isle of Man packs a lot into a small space. The hostels on the island provide perfect self-catering accommodation for individuals, groups or families.
Isle of Man bunkhouses
Patrick, Isle of Man, IM5 3AQA working farm nestled under Peel Hill, Isle of Man, Knockaloe Beg offers B&B, cottages, bunkhouse, bothy & glamping. The bunkhouse sleeps 10 in two rooms. There's a central communal area with log burner, dining table, TV/DVD & comfy settees. The bothy is a cosy, twin bed room. Washing facilities are a short step outside. In the orchard there are two deluxe, en suite glamping cabins each sleeping four.
The Venture Centre, Maughold, Isle of Man, IM7 1AWMaughold Venture Centre Bunkhouse overlooks farmland with views out to sea. The popular beach of Port e Vullen is just 10 min's walk away. Enjoy self-catering accommodation, with en suite, centrally heated rooms. Tasty meals are available from the neighbouring Venture Centre, where you can also book kayaking, abseiling, air rifle shooting, archery, gorge walking, dinghy sailing & team events. With its own stop, Lewaigue Halt, on the Manx Electric Railway you have easy access to Douglas, Ramsey, mountains & tranquil glens.
This map of the Isle of Man shows the locations of bunkhouses, outdoor centres and hostels providing good value self catering accommodation in stunning scenery.
This map of the Isle of Man shows where some of the nicest hostels and bunkhouses are located, these are all independent so they are not youth hostels. These hostels are a great place to stay no matter what your trip. There is a big range of activities available on the Isle of Man: excitement and adventure, archery, abseiling, or peaceful scenic walks. The bunkhouses and hostels are in some of the most scenic parts of the Island. With accommodation for small and large groups, families, and couples, the independent hostels are cosy and friendly – much like Youth Hostels, except with a more homely atmosphere. Many independent hostels and bunk barns are equipped with self-catering, making them like a home-away-from-home and great holiday accommodation.
Staying on the Island really gives you the opportunity to experience the rural life of living on a small island. These independent hostels are surrounded by magnificent rural views and beautiful wildlife. The Isle of man is a great place to take your children- with farm parks, railways, museums, Heritage, theatres and cinemas, and parks and woodlands- there’s plenty of things to keep your children busy and happy. After a day of fun, the little harbour towns are a great place to relax at a cosy, traditional pub, or enjoy fish and chips as the sun sets. Or if you’re more into the nightlife of things, the Isle of Man is very popular for its nightlife. From concerts to clubs, or just to a drink in the pub, they’ll be something for you.